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Friday, September 23 • 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Literary Death Match

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In a debut for the Big Sky ages, Literary Death Match is teaming with the Montana Book Festival for our Missoula debut at The Wilma — a Friday night affair that'll feature lit, wit, belly laughs, and an oddball finish that'll have you on your feet.

What is Literary Death Match? We feature four writers who read their own work for seven minutes or less, who are then judged by three all-star judges. They select two finalists to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

Watch LDM Book Report — our new weekly web show!

Literary Merit: Richard Fifield, debut novelist of The Flood Girls
Performance: Lily Gladstone
, actress and co-star of the film Certain Women (releasing Oct. 16)
Intangibles: Jeremy Sauter, Paramount Pictures marketing consultant

Tom Hallman Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author of Dispatches from 1320
Rachel M. Harper
, author of This Side of Providence & Brass Ankle Blues (Borders Original Voices finalist)  
Sunil Yapa
Asian American Short Story Contest-winning author of Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Jen Karetnick
, award-winning poet, journalist, critic and author of American Sentencing

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Rachel Mindell.

When: show at 9:15pm sharp, doors at 8:45pm (over by 10:45pm)
Cost: $10 at the door; free for those with a Festival Button

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Tom Hallman

Tom Hallman Jr., 60, is considered one of the nation's premier narrative writers. During his career, he haswon every major feature-writing award, some for stories that took months to report, others less than acouple of hours. The stories range from the drama of life and death in a neo-natal unit, to the quiet prideof a man graduating from college. A common thread in all of Hallman's stories is the exploration of the character's heart and... Read More →
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Rachel Harper

Rachel M. Harper is a novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, Brass Ankle Blues, was a Borders Original Voices Award finalist and selected as a Target Breakout Book. Her newest novel, This Side of Providence, will be published in April 2016; it was recently adapted into an original television pilot, City of Providence. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies including Black... Read More →
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Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick is the author of three full-length books of poetry, including the forthcoming books American Sentencing (Winter Goose Publishing, May 2016) and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), as well as four poetry chapbooks. She is the winner of the 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize for Poetry and runner-up for the 2015 Atlantis Prize and 2016 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. Her work has been... Read More →
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Sunil Yapa

Sunil Yapa’s debut novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist is the lead title for Lee Boudreaux’s eponymous new imprint, Lee Boudreaux Books at Little, Brown & Company. The publication date is January 2016.  | | Sunil Yapa holds a BA in economic geography from Penn State University, and received his MFA in Fiction from Hunter College in New York City in 2010, where he worked with Peter Carey, Colum McCann, Claire... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 9:00pm - 10:45pm
The Wilma Theatre 131 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802

Attendees (36)